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A beautiful winter retreat
Kitchen area
Kitchen detail
Lounge area
Sleeping area
Sleeping area with a view
Room with a view
Shower room
Garden area
Garden details
Views from the property
View towards the property
Enjoy an alfresco dinner then watch the stars with a fire pit to keep you warm
A perfectly tranquil location
Your own private meadow to explore
1 / 15  A beautiful winter retreat
2 / 15  Kitchen area
3 / 15  Kitchen detail
4 / 15  Lounge area
5 / 15  Sleeping area
6 / 15  Sleeping area with a view
7 / 15  Room with a view
8 / 15  Shower room
9 / 15  Garden area
10 / 15  Garden details
11 / 15  Views from the property
12 / 15  View towards the property
13 / 15  Enjoy an alfresco dinner then watch the stars with a fire pit to keep you warm
14 / 15  A perfectly tranquil location
15 / 15  Your own private meadow to explore

The Shepherd's Retreat

Abergavenny (8mls N), Brecon Beacons
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Shepherd Hut
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Charming shepherds hut with breath taking views across the valley
  • Enjoy the open countryside creating the perfect romantic bolt hole for couples to enjoy
  • Tour the market towns of Abergavenny with its Norman Castle and farmers market within easy reach
Property code: 44235

Enjoying an enviable location at the foot of the Black Mountains within the grounds of the owners working farm, enjoying the open countryside beautifully furnished creating the perfect romantic bolt hole for couples to enjoy.

Step back in time within this peaceful hamlet, with its traditional village store and parlour pub offering a friendly welcome to all that come and stay. With some of the best walking within the area from your doorstep, explore the Black Mountains, and join the Offa’s Dyke pathway which will take you deeper into the countryside. Ideal for touring with the market towns of Abergavenny with its Norman Castle and farmers market within easy reach, Hay on Wye with many book shops and festivals throughout the year, make the most of the Herefordshire countryside and follow the Great Cider Route, or join in the many local food festivals held throughout the year.

The compact open-plan accommodation offers Living/kitchen/diner/sleeping area: Sleeping area has a double bed and TV. Kitchen area, with gas hob and fridge. Shower room: with shower and WC. Outside: garden area with garden furniture and BBQ. Amenities: off-road parking. Bed linen, towels, electric and underfloor heating included. Regret no smoking. 2 dogs welcome. Location: pub and shop within walking distance. Arrival: 3pm.

  • 1 bedroom – 1 double
  • 1 bathroom – 1 shower and WC
  • Gas hob and fridge
  • Electric and underfloor heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • BBQ
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Sophie Clark

This property is personally managed by Sophie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Richard 2nd November 2023

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Fantastic idyllic retreat, perfect for a relaxing weekend. The shepherd's hut is cosy and well-equipped with it's own veranda, and even with our large dog we enough space to make ourselves comfortable. The location is very private and peaceful, and the night sky is amazing due to the absence of light pollution. The owners are very helpful and frienRead moredly, and we had some great conversations down by the gate when we returned of an evening! Hide

Reviewed by Darrell 6th October 2023

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Fantastic place to stay, really peaceful setting and hosts are really friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Deb 8th September 2023

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A lovely place small but cosy. Bed was comfy, welcome package was great. The owners were lovely and very helpful.

Reviewed by Jon 25th August 2023

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Quirky, cosy, inviting and relaxing. The Shepherds Retreat was amazing. We wanted for nothing. Did a walk a day (5-7 miles). Lovely surroundings. Recommend the local pub and a wonder to Longtown. Views from the top of the Beacons were phenomenal. Took our breath away. Could see for miles. Ate alfresco every day/evening. Jess our border collie pup wRead moreas in her element & the enclosed paddock was brill. Will definitely be booking again Hide

Reviewed by Sara 14th July 2023

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It's very tiny, but so sweet! We love the view out of the hut and miss our little home now a little bit. The place is perfect for daytrips to the mountains, but also to Cardiff and Bristol. Sheila and Oliver are very kind and helpful if you have to know anything. Great two weeks in our little home!

Reviewed by Karen 23rd June 2023

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A lovely Shepherds hut in a peaceful location. Me and my dog had a lovely relaxing holiday

Reviewed by Candice 9th June 2023

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Perfect base for our hiking holiday! Out of the way enough to be able to relax in our own space but accessible for shops and local pubs etc. Sheila and Oliver were both very friendly and welcoming! Would definitely stay again next time we return to Wales. Our dog loved it too!

Reviewed by Kevin 5th May 2023

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excellent location if you want peace and quiet and to get back to nature, the owners are very welcoming and friendly. there's a shop and pub just up the road which has all your basic needs.

Reviewed by Danny 1st May 2023

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Location is perfect - although the 3.3 mile road to the property wasnt relaxing Inside everything was well provided and the extras offered on arrival were very well received The local village has pubs if needed and Abergavenny is only 15/20 mins away and is a great place to visit A working farm with a lovely large field to enjoy if bringing a dog aRead morend it was fascinating to see the developing work being done to the farmland No internet but we expected that and tv has sat box for evening tv Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 28th April 2023

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Absolutely lovely weekend away. The owners were lovely and the setting is stunning. If you want peace and quiet in the countryside its an ideal place. Would definitely recommend for couples. We took our dog with us and he was in his element

Reviewed by Carl 21st April 2023

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Reviewed by Lynn 7th April 2023

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Just lovely, totally relaxing! Cows and sheep right outside, cant hear a pin drop at night. Have stayed in a shepherds hut before with just a log burner - freeze or boil! The underfloor heating made this such a nicer and more comfortable experience. The warmest welcome from Sheila. Would go again.

Reviewed by Zosia 20th March 2023

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Lovely cozy little place, despite howling gales and rain outside. Well located for hill walks, local towns of interest and the famous Cornewall Arms pub. Follow directions, not your satnav to get there. Learn from our mistake and a very carsick dog . Would love to visit again in better weather when we could make use of the veranda with beautiful viRead moreews and the fire pit. Hide

Reviewed by Matthew 10th March 2023

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Reviewed by Helen 3rd March 2023

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Warm, cosy and relaxing. Very comfortable bed and the hot shower was a bonus. Nice touch was the cider, wine, butter and eggs left for us. Great environment for walking and enjoying a drink in the parlour pub in the village. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Louise 27th January 2023

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This is a really lovely little shepherd's hut. We were very cosy (and it was very cold out). Everything is cleverly laid out to make the most of the space and the crockery, bedding etc are good quality. This is a very peaceful and historic part of the country and there are great pubs. So it was the perfect long weekend!

Reviewed by Holly 24th January 2023

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Absolutely beautiful.

Reviewed by Tasneem 29th November 2022

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The shepherds retreat is a perfect getaway. The location is great as you have a pub and shop within walking distance but a very peaceful location. The hut itself has everything you need! It was fully stocked and had all the necessities. The bed was so comfortable and the hut was always warm. It was lovely getting to know Ollie and his family. We caRead moren't wait to return! Hide

Reviewed by David 28th October 2022

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Reviewed by Elspeth 14th October 2022

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Fabulous holiday, location, weather, hut were all perfect, can't wait to go back.

Reviewed by Nina 30th September 2022

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Bramble, my collie, and I enjoyed a wonderful relaxing holiday at Shepherd's Retreat. The hut was really comfortable, well equipped with everything we needed plus a lovely welcome pack of goodies. The Watkins family were very welcoming and friendly , yet leaving us to enjoy the peace and quiet of the beautiful and tranquil location. Bramble and I eRead morenjoyed lovely walks in the surrounding area and visited places of interest too. Fab holiday thanks! Hide

Reviewed by Michael 9th September 2022

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A lovely, peaceful place to stay. Well located to visit many sights around the around the area. It is ideal for a couple travelling light. Only one criticism and that was explained to us at the start of the holiday. The area it is located in is quite remote so the tv signal is hit and miss. This was only a real problem as the Queen had just passed Read moreand we wanted to keep up with the ceremonies etc, however if you are tech savvy, hotspot your phone and connect the laptop to watch live tv etc. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 31st May 2022

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We had a very enjoyable stay in the hut. Very well equipped with everything we needed.

Reviewed by Beverley 13th May 2022

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Extremely clean and comfortable Shepherds Hut in an amazing location. We received a warm welcome from the owners, who were very helpful. Great location for exploring the area, or for just relaxing. Would highly recommend. Good value for money too.

Reviewed by Kelly 6th May 2022

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Hut is wonderful.. every little thing had been thought of and included. Hosts are attentive and helpful without imposing on your holiday ..lovely people. We ate off the fire pit every day, sausages , steak snd marshmallows all fab!! Bed was comfy and warm . Local area is stunning , local pub a must see with a river close by. I would return in a heaRead morertbeat and would look forward to doing so. I have never been anywhere so peaceful before , I can imagine this is a walkers paradise . Hide

Reviewed by Gareth 29th April 2022

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Excellent location, perfectly idyllic. Host incredibly welcoming. Hut had all the equipment we could need. Would love to go back. Wonderful stay.

Reviewed by Bryan 15th April 2022

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Very well equipped and wonderfully clean Shepherd's Hut in an excellent location. Thoroughly recommended.

Reviewed by Jason 8th April 2022

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Excellent all round

Reviewed by Jayne 25th March 2022

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An absolutely fabulous place to relax and unwind. Beautiful, well equipped shepherds hut in a stunningly beautiful area. We had a wonderful stay.

Reviewed by Kelly 3rd December 2021

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Amazing, thank you so much. Highly recommend.

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A beautiful winter retreat
Kitchen area
Kitchen detail
Lounge area
Sleeping area
Sleeping area with a view
Room with a view
Shower room
Garden area
Garden details
Views from the property
Show 3 moreView towards the property

Location

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